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For the health and safety of our students and community, Early Fall Start 2021 will be offered exclusively through remote learning.

For more information, see Why Attend Early Fall Start Online.

Discovery Seminars

Early Fall Start Discovery Seminars are full UW courses led by top faculty and experienced instructors. The small-class environment promotes instructor and student interaction and collaborative learning.

There are Discovery Seminars devoted to all kinds of thought-provoking subjects in different aspects of the arts and sciences. Click on a course title to see a complete description and schedule information.

Note: Access to a computer and internet connection is required for Early Fall Start 2021.

Featured Course
In Revolution!, you’ll explore how works of art — paintings, plays, novels — shape our expectations of how revolutions should play out.


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Course Title Department & Course NO. Status
A Quantum Odyssey With the Large Hadron Collider PHYS 248 Closed View
Alternative Approaches to Art ART 131 Closed View
Beginning Drawing: Learning the Fundamentals in Drawing Practice ART 190 Closed View
The Biology of Human Consciousness NEUSCI 198 Closed View
Bought & Sold: The Global Challenge to End Modern Slavery GEN ST 161 Canceled View
Building the Brain: Developmental Neurobiology BIOL 110 Closed View
Cantonese/Yue Huaqiao: Colonialism & the Overseas Chinese Diaspora AAS 350 Canceled View
Civil Rights & Equity: Understanding Race, Gender, Sexuality & Law GEN ST 161 Closed View
Connecting the Dots: Graphs & Networks MATH 180 Closed View
Design Fiction & Creative Readings of Latin America Now SPAN 294 Canceled View
Diversity Is Coming: Medieval Societies Beyond Game of Thrones GEN ST 160 Closed View
Experiencing the Arts ARTS 150 Canceled View
Fetal Origins of Adult Diseases: A Public Health Perspective GEN ST 162 Closed View
Game Design for Problem-Solving With Python CSE 190 Closed View
Human & Post-Human: Writing About Science Fiction C LIT 240 Closed View
The Impact of Food on Our Brain & Behaviors GEN ST 162 Closed View
Innovation in Scandinavia SCAND 352 Closed View
Kids, Crime & Race: Juvenile Justice in America SOC WF 495 Closed View
Modernity Through Japanese Film & Fiction ASIAN 205 Closed View
Numbers & Reasons STAT 100 Closed View
Peeping Toms & Big Brothers: The Art of Surveillance DXARTS 198 Closed View
Revolution! C LIT 251 Closed View
Romantic Love in World Literature GEN ST 160 Canceled View
Secret Codes & Online Security GEN ST 162 Closed View
Sensory Worlds & Behavior of Animals PSYCH 200 Closed View
STEM in the Ancient World: Computers, Robots, Nanotechnology & Death Rays CLAS 314 Closed View
Sustainable Energy Solutions for the 21st Century: Science, Technology & Policy E E 299 Closed View
The Text & the Machine: Philosophy & Technology in Latin American Literature SPAN 329 Canceled View
Travel Writing for Travelers (Not Tourists) ENGL 281 Closed View
What Side Are You On? Stories From the Borderlands JSIS B 100 Closed View